“With the audience on their feet, where many remained for the full ninety-minute set, the DDBB did what they do, an unrelenting mix of funk, blues, and jazz that mixed improvisation with such NOLA standards as Goin to the “Mardi Gras” and “When the Saints Go Marching In,” said GLIDE MAGAZINE. “The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is arguably the most influential ensemble to emerge in New Orleans over the last 25 years. Its sway on the brass band scene has been staggering, spawning bands like the ReBirth, New Birth, Hot 8, Li’l Rascals, Soul Rebels and just about ever other young brass ensemble presently performing,” says OFFBEAT MAGAZINE.
2023 GRAMMY® Award-Winners THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND were formed in 1977 and are the pioneers of the modern New Orleans brass band movement, recognized worldwide as an unstoppable musical machine whose name is synonymous with genre bending romps and high octane performances. They have been featured guests both in the studio and on stage with artists including Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Modest Mouse, Dave Matthews Band, The Black Crowes and many others. In 2021 & 2022, The DDBB toured as special guests on The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour featuring Michael McDonald. The Dirty Dozen Brass Band includes: ROGER LEWIS (Baritone Sax/Vocals); KEVIN HARRIS (Tenor Sax/Vocals); GREGORY DAVIS (Trumpet/Vocals); KIRK JOSEPH (Sousaphone); TJ Norris (Trombone); Julian Addison (Drums/Vocals); and Takeshi Shimmura (Guitar). The Dirty Dozen Brass Band won the 2023 GRAMMY® Award for "Best American Roots Performance".